X-4.0.2, Voodoo 3, and RPM
geeyoff at zerohour.net
Tue Jan 2 21:40:38 PST 2001
Hi. Apologies if this isn't the most appropriate place to post this
question, but you all seem like nice people. :-) Besides, usenet hasn't
been of help.
I want to install X 4.0.2, and I've got a 3dfx Voodoo 3 graphics
card. I've noticed that there are numerous rpm's for download at
http://linux.3dfx.com but I don't know enough about graphics cards and APIs
and all that stuff to have a good sense of what, if anything, I need from
that site. (Drivers? X server? Glide kit?)
I haven't opened up any of their packages to inspect them and try to figure
out if I need them, but I haven't installed RPM yet. (I'd like to avoid
installing it at all unless it's truly necessary.)
Lastly, I'm under the impression that I don't want/need DRI, primarily
because I'm not a hardcore linux gamer. Am I mislead to believe this?
Can anybody offer any guidance? Specific knowledge of what rpm's I need to
download and install, or perhaps a way of checking out rpm's without
installing RPM itself? (I get the impression from Jason Gurtz's lfs-hint
that there's no other way. Also, I looked at Alien, but the documentation
said that RPM is required to convert rpms to other packages.) Thanks.
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